Luther's Small Catechism should be a part of any Christian's library. Its brief, clear summaries of Scriptural teaching allow individuals and families alike to use the Small Catechism as a powerful tool and prayer book. Although Martin Luther wrote the Small Catechism in 1529, its question and answer format serves as a timeless guide book for Christians of all generations. It is easy to use and applicable to all the various callings we have in life. The Small Catechism explores the six chief parts of Christian doctrine: the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Altar (The Lord's Table). It also includes helpful daily prayers, a table of duties for Christians, and a guide for Christians to use as they prepare to themselves for the Lord's Table.